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NSF Passport Program helps manufacturers gain global market access for water treatment, distribution and plumbing products
NSF Intl. has named Dr. Guy Franklin as the new managing director of the recently launched NSF Passport Program, which helps companies gain global market access for water treatment, distribution and plumbing products.
Franklin has more than 15 years of experience in the global water distribution and treatment industry. As managing director of the NSF Passport Program, he will help companies navigate the various regulatory, testing and certification requirements in each country to gain entry into new international markets.
The NSF Passport Program provides companies with a single point of contact and combines testing and auditing services, saving both time and reducing costs by managing multiple-country approval projects from initial application to final approval.
In addition to his new role, Franklin will continue as managing director of WRc-NSF, the UK's largest testing and calibration laboratory for water fittings and materials. He will continue to oversee Water Regulations Advisory Scheme approval applications as well as Thermostatic Mixing Valves and Domestic Water Treatment Assn. approvals through WRc-NSF’s product certification arm, BuildCert.
As a member of standards committees on the European, UK and industry levels, Franklin applies his expertise in water hygiene and plumbing systems to improve water systems and standards throughout Europe.
He has investigated water contamination problems in large systems (including water distribution networks, blocks of flats and hospitals), assessed the performance of new laboratory test methods and provided advice to the public on plumbing issues.
He also authored the European Point-Of-Use Drinking Water Assn. training course. Today, this course is used to help maintain the highest standards of hygiene, safety and ethics within the European point-of-use drinking water industry.
Franklin earned a doctorate in chemical engineering, a master’s degree in chemical research and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Imperial College in London. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a qualified UK Plumbing Regulations Inspector.